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I have a brand new refrigerator in my horse trailer, my

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I have a brand new refrigerator in my horse trailer, my power convertor went out causing me some trouble with the refrigerator. I got a new heating element abd it works perfect on the gas sid, however only the freezer works on the electrical side help please need trailer next week for about three weeks

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

Not a vehicle a dometic refrigerator

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your Element?

2017

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Element yourself? What have you tried so far?

The element has been changed causing the refrigerator and freezer to work on gas side, but only the freezer works on the eletrical side

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The power convertor went out before i had these troubles, i also changed the fuses

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
ok what do you need
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

What is the model of this fridge?

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

Are you sure that the heating element is the correct one for this fridge? These some in a variety of watt ratings and that one may not be high enough.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Element came from dometic
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

Do you have the part number and the model number of the fridge?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
model #DM2652 Ser # MB74701351 product ####-##-####Part replaced #(###) ###-####kit,svc heater
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

See the attached link for a copy of the Dometic Service Manual for this model. Print this out so you have it. The heating element should ohm out at 44 ohms. And you should check the AC voltage at the terminals for the heating element off the board. Let me check on that part number. http://www.nancyemmert.com/region6/Resources/NewDometicRefrigeratorManual.pdf

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
package states 120V,325W-6/8CF
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

That should be the correct part number and watts. I would check it for ohms to be sure it isn't defective. And then if that checks out I would test the thermistor to sure that isn't out of range. Submerge the fridge end in a glass of ice water and pull the cover off the control board and take the thermistor plug out of the board. Top of the upper left hand corner on the bottom plug. Check it for ohms. You want to see between 8K and 10K ohms. See what the reads.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 2 months ago

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